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Employees Are Not Entitled to Compensation for FMLA Covered Breaks

USA - April 13 2018 As mentioned previously here last summer, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division has brought back the Opinion Letter, the process…

Employers Can’t Use Salary History to Defend Pay Gap

USA - April 12 2018 On Monday, April 9, 2018, the day before Equal Pay Day, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers cannot use an employee’s past salary to…

New Tip Pool Rules - Changes to the FLSA and DOL Guidance

USA - April 11 2018 If you’ve been paying attention to the news relating to wage and hour law (and really, who isn’t?), you may recently have heard quite a bit about new…

Supreme Court Rules Auto Service Advisers Are Exempt From Overtime

USA - April 2 2018 Earlier today (April 2, 2018), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that auto service advisers (also commonly referred to as “service writers”) are exempt…

What to Make of the DOL'S PAID Program

USA - March 21 2018 You may have read about the U.S. Department of Labor’s new “Payroll Audit Independent Determination” or “PAID’’ pilot program. Under this program, the…

Explanation of the DOL's Proposed Rules on Tips

USA - December 8 2017 There’s been plenty of press this week regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rules governing employer treatment of tips. Commentators are…

Just When You Thought the DOL’s OT Rule Was Dead, It Lives to Fight Another Day

USA - November 1 2017 As my colleague Bill Pokorny reported back on August 31, a Texas District Court struck down the Obama Administration’s FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule…

Service Adviser Exemption Goes Back to the Supreme Court

USA - September 28 2017 On September 28, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case in which the Court will be asked to decide whether the FLSA’s overtime exemption…

Does Paying Time and a Half For Certain Work Count Toward Overtime? [Wage & Hour FAQ]

USA - September 12 2017 Q. Our organization has a policy of paying employees who perform certain kinds of work outside of regular business hours at 1-1/2 times their regular…

Texas District Court Strikes Down Obama FLSA Exemption Rules

USA - August 31 2017 Earlier today, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued his final ruling in State of Nevada et al. v…